Des Plaines firefighters train at site of future Mariano's

  • Des Plaines firefighters extend a hose line into a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017.

    Des Plaines firefighters extend a hose line into a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017. Courtesy of Des Plaines Fire Department

  • Des Plaines firefighters train at a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017.

    Des Plaines firefighters train at a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017. Courtesy of Des Plaines Fire Department

  • Des Plaines firefighters enter a side door of a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017.

    Des Plaines firefighters enter a side door of a former Motor Coach Industries building on the site where a Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017. Courtesy of Des Plaines Fire Department

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/20/2015 4:57 PM

Members of the Des Plaines Fire Department got the opportunity to practice firefighting techniques at a vacant bus company site where a new Mariano's grocery store is expected to open in 2017.

Over the past couple of weeks, firefighters worked on forceable entry, hose layouts and other tactics at the former offices and garage of Motor Coach Industries on the northeast corner of Golf and Mount Prospect roads. Abbott Land & Investment Corp., a Bartlett-based firm that is developing the 10-acre site for Mariano's, allowed the Des Plaines fire and police departments use of the old buildings for training.

 

The structures are expected to be demolished soon, before construction on the store begins next spring. Its opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

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